“Training Day” Pilot Picked Up By CBS – blogged by: @Chargotit

Antoine Fuqua’s “Training Day” is headed to the small screen! CBS has ordered a pilot of the 2001 police drama that starred Denzel Washington as a rogue LAPD detective and Ethan Hawke as his rookie partner. 

The TV version of the film is set to pick up 15 years from where the film left off, and centers around an idealistic young African-American police officer who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD, where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous white detective.

Antoine Fuqua, who helmed the original film, will direct the pilot from a script by former LAPD detective Will Beall. According to Entertainment Weekly, Fuqua and Beall will executive produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman; KristieAnne Reed will serve as co-executive producer.

The 2001 Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow movie gained $104 million worldwide and even earned Denzel Washington an Oscar for best actor. 

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